Taylor Capital Group elected Bryan Daniels ’81, co-founder and principal of Prairie Capital, L.P., to the Company’s Board of Directors. Taylor Capital Group, Inc. is a $4.6 billion bank holding company for Cole Taylor Bank, a Chicago-based commercial bank specializing in serving the banking needs of closely held businesses. 

"Bryan is a valuable member of the Cole Taylor Bank Board and will add tremendous value as he also joins the Company’s Board of Directors," said Bruce W. Taylor, Chairman of the Board. "Bryan’s role in founding a leading middle-market private equity firm and as a middle market investor gives him an unique understanding of our core clients: owner-operated businesses. He also brings sixteen years of Chicago-area commercial banking experience, all of which will make him an important addition to our board."

Bryan is a co-founder and principal of Prairie Capital, a private equity firm focused on the lower-end of the middle market. Since 1997, Prairie Capital has invested a total of $475 million in 70 transactions. He serves on the board of directors of Chicago Deferred Exchange Company, Estes Cox Corporation, Navman Wireless, R3 Education and a number of other companies.

Information from the press release – Congrats Bryan!